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their turn. delegates begin arriving in charlotte for the democratic national convention as president obama hits the campaign trail then heads to louisiana for a firsthand look at the damage left behind by isaac today. firing back. the church of scientology blasts a new "vanity fair" article that claims it auditioned potential wives for tom cruise. this morning who they believe is behind the startling allegation. and out of control. a driver at a monster truck rally in oregon plows over a protective barrier and into the stands. three people rushed to the hospital. what caused the accident and why that driver will not face charges today monday, september that driver will not face charges today monday, september 3rd, 2012.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this labor day monday this morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm carl quintanilla. matt and savannah have the day off. the kickoff for the presidential race. >> the republicans had their moment last week, now it's the democrats' turn. what do they have panned for their convention in charlotte this week? what message does the president need to deliver to reconnect thursday night? we'll talk about that with a top ranking member of his campaign. >> firefighters are hoping cooler weather will help in
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their fight against a dangerous wildfire that forced thousands of labor day campers to evacuate. the smoke so thick, it can be seen from los angeles more than 30 miles away. details coming up. live to london where prince harry is scheduled to make his first public appearance since the now infamous party pictures in las vegas showed up online. later outside for the holiday crowd on the plaza for matchbox 20. we love you. >> their first album in 10 years. it's good to see they are back and will be here performing for us. we do want to begin now with the presidential race. chuck todd political white house director and correspondent, he's at the convention. >> labor day marked the start of the general election. that's clearly no longer the case. heading into this convention the obama campaign believes they are in the bess possible place they can be given the tough economic times, but that doesn't mean
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they are necessarily in a winning place. campaigning in colorado sunday, president obama is setting the stage for his democratic convention message saying the republican convention was like a time warp. >> it was a rerun. it could have been on nick at night. we've seen it before. >> and blasting mitt romney as out of touch. >> those ideas don't work. they didn't work then, they won't work now. >> mr. obama in the middle of a swing state tour leading to the convention, barn storming through colorado, iowa, ohio, traveling to iowa and virginia tomorrow even as the president tries to cast the campaign as a choice between two competing visions for the country. when it comes to the question whether americans are better off than they were four years ago the obama campaign is on the offensive. >> we were this close to a
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depression. because of the leadership, we sta staved that off. >> you want to know about the first term. general motors is alive and well, osama bin laden is not. >> they hope though move beyond the are you better off theme and focus on the future. it's a point the president has been making every since he kicked off his relebs campaign four months ago. >> it's not just about how we're doing today. it's about how we'll be doing tomorrow. >> meantime the obama campaign noticeably pivoted back to the argument it should be a referendum on the president's record. >> the critical issue facing american voters is the economy. >> 23 million out of work, stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you if you have a coach that's 0 and 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: for the first time rom singled ut republicans for criticism, specifically congressional republicans for running up deficits during the bush administration. >> we had the lead, we let
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people down. we have to make sure we don't lead them down. i will cut the deficit and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> the president does take a little bit of a break from the campaign trail today. he goes down to louisiana where he will tour storm damage. that is something romney did on friday. natalie. >> chuck todd, thank you. stephanie cutter is president obama's deputy campaign manager. stephanie, good morning. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> let me begin with starting with the central question on people's minds, that is are we better off today than we were four years ago when president obama was elected? >> absolutely. let me just walk you through what life was like four years ago right now. in the six months before the president was elected, we lost 3.5 million jobs, wages had been going down for a decade, auto industry on the brink of failure. our financial system, this is just about the time you're seeing banks go under. all over america middle class families were feeling it. they have been feeling it for over a decade.
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let's take a look where we are today, losing 3 million jobs in the six months before we took office, lost 800,000 jobs the month the president took office. today we've created 4.5 million private sector jobs, the auto industry. today is the number one auto industry in the world. let's take a look at wages. for decades wages and incomes fell. over the last year we've seen them start to rise deny. by any measure the country has moved forward over the last four years, it might not be as fast as people hoped. the president agrees with that. he knows we need to do more. that's what this week is about, laying out a road map of how we can continue this progress, how we can continue moving the country forward. >> you still talk about the 1 million people still unemployed. the central question to a lot of people and what they want answered is how would a second term under president obama be any different and what can they look forward to? >> well, you know, natalie, there's a piece of legislation sitting before congress right
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now. the american jobs act the president sent up a year ago that would create jobs for people, investing in infrastructure, ensuring teachers can stay in the classroom. we need someone on the other side of the republican party we adopt have one right now. in terms of looking forward, the president will lay out this week where we've been, where we are today and where the president wants to take us in the future, creating an economy built to last is ultimately our sole objective. to do that we have to create an economy built to last with a strong middle class at its core. that ultimately is the choice in this election, whether we want to move forward, build a strong middle class, an economy meant to last or back to the policies, very same policies mitt romney is putting on the table now that will crash our economy and punish the middle class. we've seen that happen. we know it doesn't work. why would america want to go back? >> let me ask you, you talk about the president needing to
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have a willing partner in congress. republicans continue to hold the house and quite possibly take the senate. how will politics as usual be any different under a new term with the president? >> i think the american people need to decide that. they are going to decide that on november 6th. as the president has said, we need to make a decision. do we want to break the fever in washington, send a strong signal to washington about moving forward. the only reason we're not moving forward on critical issues like deficit reduction or putting a million jobs out there for the american people is because republicans won't give a dime of taxes for the welly to help pay for these things. they aren't willing to ensure wealthy pay their fair share. that's what's holding up progress. people on november 6th can make a judgment. do they want every american to pay their fair share, for the wealthy to kick in more just like they did in the 1990s. we saw the greatest economic growth, expansion in the lifetime or stay the course, ensure we can give like mitt
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romney's wants to do an additional 250,000 tax cut for millionaires but make the middle class pay for it. that's ultimately the choice. the voters will december november 6th. >> stephanie before we let you go, the president said the republican national convention, basically we heard not a single new idea. he said romney basically offered a retread of the same old policies. he said it could have been a rerun of nick at night. how will the president differentiate himself? what can the american voters expect to hear from him that's going to be different in the near term? >> i think you're going to hear a lot of things different this week than you heard last week. first of all, this week will not be about personal attacks or platitudes or trying to rally our base. we'll be speaking to all americans. secondly, we're going to speak honestly and openly about the tough choices we need to make to move this country forward. the president when he speaks thursday night will lay out the road map of where he thinks the
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country should go if we truly want the economy that's built to last, one that's a strong middle class not outsourcing and loopholes, which is where mitt romney wants to take us. we'll have that discussion openly and honestly. the president is very much looking forward to it. >> stephanie, we'll leave it there. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> good luck with the busy week ahead. >> thanks so much. >> by the way savannah is going to be live in charlotte, complete coverage of the democratic national convention that's starting tomorrow on "today." >> let's get to make of the top stories of the morning with natalie over here tamron hall at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. a wildfire has forced thousands of holiday tourists in southern california to change their plans. it broke out sunday when a car caught fire near a camp site in the angeles national forest. visitors were ordered to evacuate that popular recreational area will the fire has grown to 3600 acres. it was just 5% contained overnight. aircraft joined ground crews. a fire destroyed large
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sections of a historic hotel complex in portland, oregon, sunday. flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived at the thunderbird lodge. officials said old furniture and mattresses added fuel to the fire. the hotel was vacant because it was up for sale. there were no injuries there. floodwaters from hurricane and tropical storm isaac are still posing serious problems in rural, louisiana. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest from new orleans. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. the president is expected to travel here, a trip the white house said was scheduled before romney's visit last friday. almost a week after hurricane isaac made landfall in hard hit plaquemines parish, flood victims are applying for federal aid. as the national guard airlifts h hay to cattle, emotions are raw. >> i couldn't stand to see it anymore. and the smell is awful.
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it's just the most -- it's one of the most horrible things i've ever seen. >> reporter: today in st. tamany parish, the pearl river is expected to crest at 19.5 feel. officials are considering whether to evacuate 5,000 homes. >> we have gauges along the river at different places. we will test, see what those gauges tell us, be in touch with the public. >> meanwhile flood victims are speculate some towns like la place, lafitte, slidell, more than usual in the city's levee system. >> makes me angry, put this flood system up, which is a good thing, but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers now says it will investigate but expects to find any impact minimal. >> we would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places. >> reporter: so far the army corps has spent more than $10
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billion on that flood protection system behind me. meanwhile this morning about 130,000 homes and businesses in louisiana are still without power. tamron. >> all right, gabe. thank you very much. two americans were wounded today when a car filled with explosives crashed into a u.s. government vehicle near the american consulate in peshawar, pakistan. two pakistani staff members were also injured. the u.s. embassy in pakistan called the attack a heinous act. unification church will hold 13 days of mourning starting today forrist founder the reverend sun myung moon. he died this weekend after coming down with pneumonia. moon's religious movement, actually started in the '70s and spread around the world. the church was widely known for its mass weddings. it built a business empire that included newspapers and schools. reverend moon was 92 years old. ntsb looking into an air crash that killed a veteran in
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davenport, iowa. the pilot gave no indication of trouble before his plane nose dived to a field and burst into flames. no spectators were injured there. another amazing accident this. one caught on tape as well this weekend. a monster truck veered out of control during a race in harrisburg, oregon. look at that video. three spectators were hurt. i was told no injuries were threatening. the driver lost his hydraulic steering. it is now 7:14. back to natalie, carl. the video, thankfully no one was hurt. >> luckily it was not worse. the weather channel stephanie abrams in for al. she's here with a check of the weather. we were just saying what a great isaac. >> appreciate that. unfortunately isaac is bringing rain along the east coast now. there it is combined with a front. so wet from ohio down to the
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southeast. we're going to see a lot of rain out of this as well. we could see a couple inches for some of you as we head over the next 24 hours. look at the heavier totals, perhaps up to four inches in some locations in alabama and into georgia. for the rest of the country, it is dry as we look westbound. watch for that severe weather risk in the center of the country. here's a look at what's happening outside your door. take a look at your tv screen closely. just to the right see that rain shaft that's east of d.c. right now. some showers falling throughout the area. 76 is your temperature. very, very humid outside right now with a calm wind. you can see the showers currently right around bethesda down into d.c. moving off to the east. forecast for today going up to a high temperature of 83 degrees. >> carl, over to you. >> stephanie, thanks. prince harry said to return to the spotlight following his much talked about trip to las vegas. michelle kosinski is in london.
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michigan, good morning. >> reporter: hi, carl, yeah. plenty going on here lately and plenty involving the royal family. we saw prince andrew rappel down the side of the tallest building in western europe, one young royal is about to make a much needed positive appearance. >> high-profile world stunts go, this might be the most extreme. bond style parachuting entrance, this one is real. prince andrew let 39 others including british marines on ropes down the side. >> slipped the whole way down the first section. >> the tallest building in these parts at more than 1,000 feet. each participant had to raise $40,000 benefiting outward bound and military. >> this was all prince andrew's idea. he looks out of his window at buckingham palace and said i'm going to do that. by doing this he's raising something like $2 million. >> the royal family has been hugely supportive of super human
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feats lately at the paralympic games. >> they coordinated in polo shirts and red sneaker, dressed down and in the rain. >> the duchess of cambridge. >> kate went unrecognized in the store trying to buy a wet suit. referred to herself simply as mrs. cambridge. not so easy to blend in lately, prince harry. over the weekend a tabloid published an account of the incident, my wild night with naked harry by a young woman who claims she was there, albeit 20 minutes saying she kissed the prince calling it a drunken fumble. he was wasted but a gentleman. the palace says it was not true. harry will emerge in public in an awards ceremony involving
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sick children and their caregivers. >> he's been a bit of a naughty boy. i'm sure in time he'll be forgiven like he always is. reality is he's a brave chap, going to be back on the frontline at some stage and he does an awful lot for charity. yes, i think people will forgive him. >> reporter: it's been no secret that harry, an apache helicopter pilot has been going through predeployment training. there is a growing buzz we could see him return to afghanistan very soon. carl. >> michelle kosinski, thanks. 7:18, again, here is natalie. >> the great wall of china is one of the most famous landmarks. new secrets are just being discovered along its 5500-mile path. here is nbc's ian williams. >> reporter: this the usual image of the great wall of china but further afield its derelict watch towers and crumbling ramparts are still being skpord.
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in this province it disappears into a vast lake, which is where we traveled with american explorers determined to unlock the secrets of the submerged wall. >> it's about 3 or 400 meters worth of wall that was submerged when this whole valley was flooded. let's take a look. >> reporter: the wall snakes down into the cold and murky depths of what's now a reservoir this section built by the ming dynasty 650 years ago. >> the best part of it is we get to have a sort of 360 experience on the wall. we get to be above it, beneath it, around it, to the side of it. it's a view we don't get otherwise. >> on the surface the drive was monitored by william lindsey, one of the world's leading great wall explorers who has trekd more than 1500 miles of it. >> are there any structures like watch towers down there? >> there is. there's a watch tower right in the middle. >> reporter: the watch tower sits in the gloom 50 feet
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beneath the surface, remarkably well preserved as are defensive arch ways. lindsey believes this was a crucial strategic appoint in what was a river valley on the route to beijing. any valley was perceived as a potential invasion point. from the chinese point of view they knew they had to defend a location like this very well. >> reporter: this might not be the easiest way of exploring the great wall of china, it does give a unique perspective on this incredible structure. >> reporter: for lindsey it served as another reminder of a love affair that kept him in china for 25 years. this area was flooded in 1977 shortly after the cultural revolution when there wasn't much concern about preserving the country's heritage. >> so the actual water level now is just about -- just a tad below. >> lindsey's preference is still for exploring the wall on foot,
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though he hopes efforts to preserve the wall will be helped by unlocking the secrets of the lake, which also hold an endless fascination for the explorer. >> it's just amazing. you can't dive the pyramids but you can dive the great wall so that's pretty cool. >> reporter: ian williams, nbc news, china. >> just fascinating. meanwhile coming up, a new and revealing look at allegations that the church of scientology conducted top secret auditions to find potential brides for tom cruise. we'll tell you what the church is saying about that.
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still ahead, beauty treatment, art classes for kids, what local malls are doing to keep you from shopping online instead. a big treat today, a live labor day concert from the hit band matchbox twenty, but first your local news and weather. i've got breakfast waiting for you.
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this is a news 4 news break. 7:26 on this monday, september 3rd. i'm richard jordan. this morning residents in bloomingdale are cleaning up after another flood. news 4 was there as d.c. fire and ems crews rescued a man trapped in his car in the flood along rhode island avenue. it flooded several basements. it's the fourth flood since july. veronica johnson is here with what to expect today. hi, veronica. >> watching the rain. you can see it there coming out of the clouds in the distance. plenty tropical outside. the air very humid, sticky. it was it out there just about an hour ago. 76 is the temperature right now. again, high humidity. there's the showers, bethesda, and just now making their way
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through southeast d.c. today's high is 83 about wet weather still continuing. richard. >> veronica. than
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7:30 now on this labor day monday morning the third of september, 2012. you can see rockefeller plaza is packed. in fact, some of those folks started camping out saturday, if you can believe it, to have the best seat in the house for matchbox twenty. they will take the stage and we are so looking forward to it. i'm natalie morales along with carl quintanilla. savannah and matt have the day off. you may want to take a trip to the mall. many of them are offering perks and incentives to win back business. we'll show you coming up. speaking of shopping. some retailers are rolling out
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new lines for kids who struggle with their weight. is a pretty plus size sending mixed messages. we'll get into that. >> the search for the elusive yeti who believes they have discovered the mythical creatures true identity. let's begin with the church of scientology auditioned girls for tom cruise's wife. >> good morning. a lot has been said about the role of the church of scientology in the tom cruise, katie holmes breakup. now a report the church had a top secret problem to find cruise a wife. long before public displays of affect, long before tom cruise jumped on oprah's couch to profess his love. >> we haven't seen you act this
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way before. >> reporter: there was a lot she didn't know about marriage scientology style according to a report from "vanity fair." the magazine sites several unnamed sources saying after his breakup with nicole kidman, the church devised an auditioning process where actresses were called in, told they were auditioning for a new training film and asked a series of personal questions. >> it was a lot of personal questions and a lot of questions about what do they think about tom cruise. there was no audition lines. there was nothing. so it was an odd thing. >> reporter: in a recent interview mark headley told "dateline" in 2004 he worked for the church in video production and discovered the purpose of the audition videos. >> they are actually auditioning girls to be tom cruise's spouse. >> reporter: he sued and lost. scientology called him a disgruntled former member accused him of embezzlement.
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he denied allegation and no charges were filed. in a statement told nbc news the allegations about the church supposedly auditioning prospective brides for tom cruise is a false piece of gossip floating around the tabloids sourced to a group of anti-scientologists. still some find it plausible. >> tom cruise has been involved with scientology for a long time. he's high up in the church of it's not surprising they are involved with all facets of his personal life. >> reporter: in a preview of its report "vanity fair" focuses on the actress well-known for her work on the tv show "how i met your mother". >> funny. you're funny, handsome and really quite clever. >> reporter: "vanity fair" said in late 2004 they celebritied her for, quote, an important mission, which turned out to be a date with tom cruise. according to the magazine she sensed this was possibly going to be an arranged marriage. the two dated for a couple of
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months before cruise allegedly grew tired of her. she was eventually sent to a church center in florida and forced to do menial labor according to "vanity fair." now, the church of scientology says it does not punish people like that. we reached out but were unable to reach her. a spokesperson from tom cruise said lies in a different font are still lies to sell magazines. >> an explosive headline, nonetheless. thanks so much. now a check of the weather from stephanie abrams in for al. she's outside with the crowd. hey, steph. >> hi, natalie. i found the ultimate fans. these folks came from florida to see matchbox twenty. how long did you sleep out? >> two nights. >> how was the weather? >> perfect. >> in the center of the country today. it is going to be hot, hot, hot. look at those 90s spreading all the way into south dakota. otherwise the weather is phenom natural for the labor day in the
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west. on the east coast we have a little rain. now here's a look at what's happening outside your door. >> outside our door it's a little wet for d.c. certainly plenty cloudy out there right now with your "sunrissu sunrise coming to us an hour ago. again, high humidity with a life to even calm wind in most neighborhoods. we'll see occasional showers coming through today and at times heavier rains with any thunderstorms. 80 to 84 for a temperature. we'll stay with >> for your concert or labor day forecast 24 hours a day, all you have to do is go to natalie, over to you. >> stephanie, thanks so much. online shopping might make your life easier but hurt the bottom line of brick and mortar retailers. a trend that is leading to big changes in malls across the country. >> reporter: it's that time
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again, parents and students hitting the stores for back to school shopping. retailers are fighting for your dollar with heavy competition from online shopping. but malls are fighting back offering new services to turn your shopping trip into a unique experience. instead of just buying products. >> we're going to create a lift. >> you get to take part in something special. >> usually when i go to get a facial, i go to a spa. but it's good here to because you're coming to shop. >> i like to touch everything and smell it. you can't get that when you order online. >> reporter: it's not just for adults. malls are offering new ways to entertain your kids. at this mall in florida, kids can spend hours creating their own works of art. >> the families come here. they can paint, spend time together and also eat. we have the best cupcakes in
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miami. >> reporter: this store even offers classes and hosts birthday parties. >> it's a nice quiet place to spend time, a fun creative outlet to be part of. >> you can come with your best friend and make an experience together versus online alone shopping. >> reporter: according to the national retail federation, nearly 40% of the people surveyed said they plan to shop online for back to school items this year taking advantage of sale prices and free shipping. that means malls have to work harder to get your business. >> you're a retailer. you will be able to offer both a physical location as well as a very strong online sales experience at the same time. those that can do that are the ones that will win. >> reporter: for today kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. and up next, did mitt romney accomplish his goals at the republican national convention, and what does president obama need to do to reconnect with voters when the democrats get their turn this week. we'll talk about all that with
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google, how far is earth to the moon? moon is 238,900 miles... the great moment had come... ...3...2...1 back now at 7:41 with more on the battle for the white house. the democrats get their moment in the spotlight with their convention in charlotte. chris matthews is the host of "hardball." he's there. >> four years ago it was about hope and change. the voters have been through a lot since then, the economy has been through a lot since then. can the president reinvigorate the party as we kick off charlotte. >> they will have to. all the debate we'll be covering about the past, the election is about the future. obama has to get people to
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double down on him. has he to convince them it's going to get better the next four years than past four years. it's all about the future. >> i want you to take a moment and look back at last week. paul ryan brought his conservative credentials to the ticket. there was a lot of criticism about his convention speech. some said he actually made false statements in the course of it. does it damage his credibility? >> i think he came in as an eagle scout and lost a few merit badges. i think he's going to be watched carefully by the media in terms of his facts. the gm plant closed under w's watch, not obama's. he did walk away from the debt commission, simpson-bowles before the president walked away from it. there's some whole truths missing and half truths. i think he'll have to be very careful down the road here. >> who ended up being the true star, in your view, of tampa, ryan, eastwood, romney? >> not eastwood. mitt romney not only did a competent performance, he did a
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very good performance. i think that's going to give him a lot of confidence going into the first debate in october. the fact that he did so well. i think he had tremendous faith in the words he was speaking. he spoke them slowly. there's an economy of words he used. he knew what he was saying was going to work. it was going to get an applause. i think that confidence is going to build towards the first debate. >> chris, let's talk about this documentary airing on msnbc tonight. you actually returned to 2004 when a lot of americans got their very first look at barack obama. the speech that ended up introducing him to the nation. let's take a listen. >> the pundits like to slice and dice our country in the red states and blue states, red states for republicans, blue states for democrats. but i've got news for them, too. we worship an awesome god in the blue states and we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the red states. >> all around us there were people who were crying. halfway through, i thought this
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guy's life is changed and it will never be the same. >> chris, i want you to compare the senator who gave that speech to the man who is in the oval office now. >> a lot of experience behind him now. he's been president for four years. he caught with bin laden, dealt with the financial crisis, passed the first ever health care bill which people have been fighting for since teddy roosevelt's time. a lot of history has passed. i think what i'm trying to do tonight in the hour long documentary, give people a sense if this was all there was to obama, what's passed, what was done now, where would he go in the history books. i wanted to give a really good accounting where we stand now that gives a better perspective than day to day reporting. >> do you believe he can exceed the impact he made in '04 and '08. >> that would be hard to do. we will debate bain capital, the questions of how we're doing with the economy. it all comes down to direction. two great poll questions we ask at msnbc, are we headed in the
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right direction? that's tough for obama. does this guy care about you and me. that's tough for romney. they both face tough challenges. neither one is the complete candidate in terms of caring about us and being able to fix our problems. we haven't found mr. perfect in either candidates. >> chris, the president speaks late thursday night, friday morning we'll get job numbers for august. how much of his re-election chances pivot around those numbers. >> if he gives a barn burner, carl, 10:30 thursday night. then wets a higher unemployment rate friday that will crush his bounce. if, however, there's some good news. say, you're covering the economy, say 200,000 new jobs in the previous months, that will help his speech rise higher. it really has to be a double punch for him. he needs a good speech and he needs some good economic news friday morning. you're dead right. >> finally, chris, improving jobs numbers, are they a liability for romney or is there a counter argument to that?
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>> all elections come down to yes or no. you like the way things are going you vote for the incumbent. you don't like the way things are going, you vote for the challenger. bad news is good for romney, good news is good for the president. it's as simple as that. >> chris matthews, thanks. catch the documentary, barack obama, making history. tonight 10:00 eastern on msnbc. again, savannah, we'll be live in charlotte beginning tomorrow on "today." still ahead the pros and cons of new plus size clothing lines in girls as young as 3 years old but first these messages. can change everything. one try can relieve your nightly congestion without the blowing the stacking the steaming. that's the transformative power of one ingenious little breathe right. try one free at and open your nose instantly. feel the power of air sleep like you mean it and rise to mornings alive with activity. breathe better, sleep better. one free try is all it takes.
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weight watchers online finally, losing weight clicks. tall creatures or tall tales? legends of the yeti have been around for ages. now the search for the larger than life creatures is getting serious academic attention. will there be proof the yeti actually exists? here is nbc's chris miller. >> reporter: stories of the yeti entered two centuries when tales of a huge human-like creature reached us from the himalayas. gigantic footprints found in the snow, sightings by mountaineers. >> long hair. much taller, a huge man. >> reporter: the world's largest archive of material in the yeti stored in this museum in switzerland. some 25,000 pages devoted to
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unexplained creatures. >> sasquatch, yeti. >> reporter: now oxford university professor brian sikes, the author of dna usa is using his expertise in dna analysis to test organic material connected to the yeti. >> like most people i've always been curious about what these really are. it's highly unlikely we will find an entirely new species, but we might. >> reporter: the highest point on our planet is no place for man. a few years ago i went to base camp for the "today" show. no sighting of the yeti here but the locals told stories of a giant man-like creature that slaughtered their yacks. professor sikes is teaming up with a zoologist to search for worldwide evidence of the yeti's existence. so far they have discovered tall tales. >> a creature frozen in a block
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of ice. >> reporter: but no hard evidence. a mountain ear says eer encount creature. >> they are standing this size. >> reporter: a decade long search for the yeti, found the mythical monster. >> no doubt a bear which local people call a snow bear. >> reporter: could this be what people call a yeti? hunted and killed in the 1930s by a nazi expedition in the himalayas, the body donated. other witnesses claim the yeti is, in fact, an ape. >> this thought by most people to be extinct. compare the size with your jaw. this would have been 8, 10 foot tall.
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up toward the ceilings. >> reporter: as long as people continue to search for the yeti, the myth endures. if science unravels, believers may not be able to bear it. for "today," keith miller, nee nbc news, the italian alps. >> are we sure it's not roker playing a practical joke. >> could be. doing footprints now. still ahead a concert but first your local news and weather. 8% every 10 years. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge!
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. this is a news 4 news break. everyone, good morning. i'm richard jordan and the time is 7:56. people in a flood-plagued section of northwest d.c. spend their lay day cleaning up. the bloomingdale neighborhood flooded again last night. a man had to be rescued from his car on rhode island avenue. flooding forced metd troe to stop running trains on the yellow and green lines for a while. this is flooting at the metro station, and station is open today and trains are running again. unfortunately, more rain in the forecast today. we'll check on that next. ♪
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welcome back, meteorologist veronica johnson here. rain continues to move through the area. generally light shower are around. you'll need the umbrella. a little bit of sunshine poking through, not very much. we're currently at 77 degrees. so the mercury making its way up despite the clouds. those showers will continue moving east. let me go back to that for a second. bethesda and d.c. headed up towards buoy and your high temperature is 80 to 84 degrees. some of that rain later today could be heavy. a chance again tuesday and wednesday. richard. thanks.
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8:00 now on this monday morning september 3rd, 2012. it's labor day. we have ontreat for our crowd today, matchbox twenty. they are reunited for their first all new album in a decade and here for a live concert in our next half hour. meanwhile natalie morales here alongside carl quintanilla. matt and savannah will be back tomorrow. also a story that's a sign of the times. >> retail rolling out plus sized
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clothes for girls, sometimes 3 years old. it can make back to school shopping less stressful, that is a healthy term to use for children of that age. >> the class of 2020. this year two families are facing some big change as we head into the school year. we'll show you what's going on in their lives. >> coast guard coming to the rescue of russell crowe. did you hear about this? >> i did. >> for more on that let's go inside to the news desk, tamron hall. >> good morning, everyone. many people across the los angeles area were jolted awake by an earthquake this morning. the quake was centered in beverly hills and shook much of the west side of los angeles. it was felt from marina del rey to hollywood. a sharp jolt of a quake that magnitude does not cause structural damage. republican candidate mitt romney is resting in new hampshire. his running mate paul ryan will invade charlotte, north carolina, where the democrats hold their national convention
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this week. president obama will highlight the auto industry's comeback during a campaign stop today in toledo, ohio. we'll also tour storm damage in southern louisiana. flooding from hurricane isaac is slowly receding but the threat of high water has some neighborhoods in rural louisiana still on high alert. officials in st. tamany parish are closely monitoring a breach, a lock on the pearl river and considering evacuations of 5,000 homes. power crews are still trying to restore electricity to more than 100,000 customers with no power. the popular angeles national forest campgrounds are closed today as 300 firefighters battle a wildfire that's grown to at least 3600 acres. thousands of visitors were forced to leave sunday when that fire started. apparently heat and brush fires fueling the blaze which is only 5% contained. flames lit up the night sky
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as a monster fire in portland, a five-alarm fire destroyed much of the thunderbird lodge. fortunately the hoelgt was vacant because it's for sale. old furniture and mattresses helped fuel the fire. what's trending today, what you're talking about online. we know when michael phelps wins something. the most decorated olympian collected more than $100,000 over the weekend. he tweeted i wish i had won $100 k but it's not true. in the movie russell crowe is the master and commander of the seas. in real life he and a friend had to be rescued by the coast guard after losing their way kayaking off long island. crow in long island filming a movie tweeted his thanks to the coast guard for guiding their way home. nearly all of this summer's
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countless covers of carly ray jepsen's call me maybe. two british musicians gave their interpretations yahoo! their accents. ♪ what do you think you've dar lynn ♪ >> less than a week, 380,000 views. natalie, carl, we thought we'd seen every rendition. i think that one might be my favorite yet. >> tamron, thank you. let's get a check of the weather. stephanie abrams in for al. hey, stephanie. >> i have eight sorority sisters on theloose. where are you from? >> alabama, tennessee. >> what's best so far. >> the tour.
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we have eight kids and wonderfh them. >> we'll go to our forecast here. the pick city is denver slightly above average here in denver, 89 degrees and isolated storms. a look at the rest of the country shows the heat stays in the center of the country. plenty of sunshine for that. otherwise showers along the east coast with the remnants of isaac. here's what's happening outside your door. get rowdy, people. our pick city is your city, of course. we've got light showers out there. they're scattered around the area this morning, but coming through east of leesburg. even down towards bethesda around d.c. all a little wet with the scattered, light showers. better chance for the afternoon, the rain, and, in fact, when the rain comes down in some areas, it could be heavy at times. 80 to 84 degrees for your high temperature today. we'll stay in the mid-80s for highs the next two days. it will be plentycarl, we've go boy celebrating 28 wonderful years here in the bag.
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happy birthday. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. thanks a lot, stephanie. when we come back, the big business of plus sized clothes for kids as young as three years old. why some parents object to that term for their little ones. plus matchbox twenty live. ( telephone rings ) hi, honey. how's the camping trip? well, kids had fun, but i think i slept on a rock. what are you doing? having coffee. ah, sounds good! i thought you'd say that. ah. ♪ the best part of wakin' up... ♪ you're the best! wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. ♪ ... is folgers in your cup! they're whole grain good... and yummy good. real fruit pieces. 12 grams of whole grains
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this morning on today's consumer, finding clothing for all kids. retailers are offering roomier sizes for girls as young as three years old. good morning. >> good morning. a lot of parents appreciate there's more choices available. while boys choices have been called husky, some wonder if calling toddlers sizes plus is the best choice of words. most little girls want to look hip and cool and dress like their friends. but for a growing population of overweight children, finding clothes that are larger and still in style is tough. now retailers are offering roomier fashion for young girls. >> that would like pretty on you, right? >> right. >> reporter: chief industry retail analyst marshall coen says stores are realizing there's big money offering bigger clothing for children.
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>> the plus size clothing for kids has been around a long time. it kind of faded away. it's now coming back with a vengeance particularly in the girls' market. >> reporter: most people recognize husky for boys. now stores like sears have recently launched a girls pretty plus size. not only does the line mirror the standard-sized girls apparel, it's also prominently displayed in the same area on the floor. >> pretty plus for girls has been popular overnight. with the success of the brand, we have expansion plans in place already. >> reporter: while sears focuses on 7 to 12, other retailers like the gap, old navy, the children's place are cashing in on roomier clothing for younger girls, ages three and up online. what does plus sizes for girls really mean? the extra two inches in the waist of these jeans and a t-shirt that's wider and longer. >> plus and husky fits the
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heavier built child. >> reporter: fashion expert bought a plus-sized skirt for her daughter, almost three and taller than average on the children's place website. >> she doesn't fit into the 2t, 3t, typically 4t in most brands. the 4 plus fits her and is a little loose on her where i typically put her in a five or six. >> reporter: while she admits she likes having a better selection of sizes and fashions for her little girl, she does wonder if the term plus is the right label. >> a child being able to have the same clothes everyone else their age is wearing is a great thing. however, you're attaching a label to it like plus size and this child is seeing that from an early age. will they feel like they are still different from everyone else? i'm not sure. >> reporter: no matter what you call it, it's a growing trend for america's growing children. >> that's pretty. it's sparkly. >> reporter: retailers say plus is just how the industry
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recognizes wider clothing. calling it pretty plus to make you feel empowered. >> see how we feel about that. a parent struggling to find clothes for her 11-year-old daughter morgan. good morning to you all. >> good morning. >> let me ask you first sears seems to be committed to that. this have explanation plans in the pretty plus areas. how committed are they? >> a lot of parents giving them feedback like thank you so much. girls can shop with their friends in the same department. that's a big deal. they don't have to go online, hide. jcpenney has stuff. most stuff is online. they are committed to expanding this. >> you've been shopping with your daughter and she's been having trouble finding clothes since she was a little girl. >> she's tall. we can't find sizes appropriate agewise or size. >> morgan, you're only 11 years
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old but you're already 5'9". you're going to tower over all of us. it is a a problem, i imagine, fitting in. what looks like little kids clothes does not fit you? >> it's not fun not being able to shop with your friends because you have to shop in a different center or different shops because they don't have your size. but it's not that hard anymore to find clothing. it's still hard but places are now understanding. so even finding apparel just to do here was hard because we had to go to different stores just to clothing pretty but age appropriate. >> well, you look beautiful. you look perfect, picture perfect. i know, in fact, you want to design your own line for young girls who are experiencing exactly what you're experiencing. why is it you want to dwed indicate yourself. >> i know what they go through,
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it's different for them. it's hard for me so i don't want them to go through what i have to go through. the next generation may also be my size or bigger. i don't really know. >> what do you think of the words, though, plus size for girls? do you take any offense to that? >> i don't enjoy the word plus. i'd rather them just put numbers like they do for other kids. >> that's a good idea. is that what you would do for your fashion line. >> i don't think they appreciate the word plus. >> you would have a number system and make it easy for everyone to figure out? >> yes. >> sharon, the fact this is now offering a lot more opportunities, places for you to shop, do you see this as just the beginning of what's going to be a huge trend? >> i'm excited. i think that trying to buy online, it's hard. we want to go in the stores. we want to see it. she's very fashionista. it will be nice to find clothes. i don't have to go to five different shops and shop in the junior section, i'm excited. >> they can shop together with
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their friends. >> morgan, what's your line called? what should we be looking for? >> morgan mackenzie. >> good luck with that. >> thank you. >> nice to have you here. thank you very much. still ahead we have a live concert on the plaza from matchbox twenty. but first your local news. hey! you kids almost ready? i've got breakfast waiting for you. wooo! uh oh. what? mom's doing her exercise video again. when mom's on a health kick, all of us are.
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>> on the last day of school lauren signs and gathers as many signatures as she can before the final bell. >> hope you enjoy your new school. >> it's only been a couple of weeks since lauren found out her mom is being transferred 400 miles away for work. >> we had been talking to her that it was a possibility that we would be moving, so she was open to the idea and knew it would happen. >> lauren is taking the news in stride but her friends, not so much. >> we were having dinner together. it was the day she found out she was moving and i was not happy. >> lauren, i will really miss you. >> for lauren the emotional blow of moving so far away is softened a little by some surprising news from one of her classmates. >> just recently found out we're moving pretty close to her. >> jordan's father took a lucrative job offer when jordan was in second grade, but it
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forced him to commute more than 600 miles round trip every week. >> it's kind of hard because we don't get to see him a lot. >> jordan's mom says he's excited to get a chance to spend more time with his father but he's sad to leave his friends and home. >> when we left to take him to the airport, he asked that he could be the last one in the house. i think that was his moment to just take it all in and realize he wasn't going to be back here again. >> jordan and lauren's parents are moving to neighborhoods only 20 miles apart, giving both families a chance to maintain a connection that started five years ago. >> i truly believe that the class of 2020 bond will really keep us connected without years. >> as jordan spends his last day at home, it's moving day at lauren's house. >> okay. i think it's packed to the top. >> after packing her clothes and taping up her fishing poles, lauren spends a few more minute in the bedroom where we first met her in 2007.
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>> we're in my bedroom for the class of 2020, standing right there. >> it was the first day of kindergarten and lauren's mom gave her a matching pendant to make her first day in school a little easier. >> lauren, hi, how are you? >> i remember walked into the room and i had my blue heart necklace on and so did my mom. we both gave a kiss. >> five years later lauren and her mom pack up the pets while her dad stays behind and finish the move, lauren says good-bye to her old home. >> be good, okay? >> okay. >> take care of your mom. >> bye. >> and hello to a new life. >> are you doing okay?
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>> it's okay. >> and lauren and jordan are signed up for their new school, so we wish them the best for fifth grade. already hard to believe they are growing up fast. if you want to follow along with our class of 2020, follow the website. >> meantime speaking of moving on, a world famous chef is closing his restaurant in chicago that's been a go to a place in the windy city for 25 years. katy tur takes us inside. >> reporter: to truly know him you have to take a tour of his tissuen, stainless steel, not a fingerprint to be found, not a drop of sauce out of place.
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>> reporter: would you call yourself politely -- >> insane. >> per snickty. >> if you want to use that. >> reporter: his self-described insanity has terrorized his line chefs. >> doesn't mean i dislike him. don't tell him i said that. >> it's harder than the army. it's harder than anything i've done in my life. >> reporter: harder than the army? >> harder than boot camp. >> harder than war. harder than anything you can imagine. >> reporter: they are kitchen battle scars but ones all agree come with nearly unparalleled training. >> you're back on track today? thank you. >> reporter: the result, masterpiece after masterpiece on plate after plate giving him award after award and acclaim in the windy city. >> i never set out to be
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beloved. i will do what i have to do to get it to a certain level. ♪ >> reporter: now after all the success, a self-taught chef can only dream of, trotter is closing his doors. one of the pioneers of mod he were cuisine, the man who many credit with putting chicago on the culinary map is happeninging up his white coat and replacing it with a tweed blazer. >> personally, it's time for me to try something different. >> reporter: so he'll be taking on a degree in the decidedly calmer world of philosophy. his goal ostensibly to tra transitioning from torturing his line cooks to anyone who will listen. there's a guy -- ♪ >> reporter: the big question, will a new life buried in books really be able to replace a life
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behind the burner. on that word trotter is characteristically mum. katy tur, nbc news, chicago. >> i never made it there. >> i never got there either. one of my biggest regrets. just ahead a labor day concert from matchbox twenty live on the plaza after your local news.
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this is a news 4 news break. >> good morning. it's 8:26 on this monday, september 3rd. i'm richard jordan. you need to keep an eye on your speedometer when you drive through the district. the grace period is over for drivers caught by the 11 recently installed speed cameras in d.c. tickets set you back between 7 a5 and $250. it depends how fast you go. the speed cameras have generated more than $66 million for the city this year alone, but police say the cameras are more about keeping the roads safe. we'll get a check on your we'll get a check on your forecast when we now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich. grab yours at dunkin' donuts.
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>> 8:30 on labor day monday morning, a crowd that will not wait until this afternoon for the end of summer break because matchbox twenty live on the concert. a full half hour of music. fans cannot wait. natalie morales along with carl quintanilla and tamron hall.
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matt, savannah and al will be back tomorrow. >> matchbox twenty ready to dominate the charts once again. their first album of all new music coming up in 10 years. they take the stage for a full half hour. >> headed to the kitchen for a unique burger recipe. i don't know what makes it unique but you can find out today. >> inside al burger. sounds really good. maybe the end of beach season but that doesn't mean you have to pack up your entire closet. we're going to show you how to work some of those favorite pieces from the summer into the fall wardrobe. >> first stephanie abrams from the weather channel has a check of your forecast. good morning, steph. >> good morning. just talking to these girls. what did you talk about? >> i was so shocked to meet him in my lifetime. he asked us where we were from. >> such a nice guy. is he awesome? >> yes. >> let's have a look at the
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weather as we head across the country. where are we going filled with a lot of moisture. there's your showers coming through in northeastern areas of montgomery county, howard county and around beau utoo and prince georges county. today 80 to 84 degrees with a likelihood of more >> for your weather 24 hours a day, all have you to do is go to now a check our friend willard who is celebrating a birthday today. good morning, willard. >> how sweet it is, the great taste of summertime.
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let's have a birthday salute as we take the candy. raymond showell, 107. can you believe that? i had to read it twice. lives by himself. lula jordan from dallas, texas, is 101 and has a beautiful singing voice. as a matter of fact she's a lead singer in the church. lovely voice. arthur shugars charles town, west virginia. that's where there's a pretty little racetrack. charles town, west virginia. 100 years old. secret to longevity, good booze and a good woman. don't mind myself.
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lucil lucille schneider, st. joseph momo. 100 years old, a traveler, every continent except antartica. ted cox, we like him. i mean from bushnell, illinois, 100 years old today. avid hunter and carpenter. give him a hammer and nail and he can build an arc. lillian lamontagne. good beer there. 106 years old today. loves watching the boston red sox play in person or on tv. and now back to our favorite people in the world. >> all right. thanks so much, willard. coming up next a labor day concert on the plaza from matchbox twenty
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> getting your labor day off to a rocking start this morning, ladies and gentlemen, matchbox twenty. ♪ ♪ ♪ she says it's cold outside and she hands me my raincoat ♪ ♪ she's always worried about things like that ♪
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♪ she says it's all gonna end and it might as well be my fault ♪ ♪ and she only sleeps when it's raining ♪ ♪ and she screams ♪ and her voice is straining ♪ she says baby it's 3 am i must be lonely ♪ ♪ when she says baby well i can't help but be scared of it all sometimes ♪ ♪ says the rain's gonna wash away i believe it ♪ ♪ she's got a little bit of something ♪ ♪ god it's better than nothing ♪ ♪ and in her color portrait world she believes that she's got it all ♪
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♪ she swears the moon don't hang quite as high as it used to ♪ ♪ and she only sleeps when it's raining ♪ ♪ and she screams and her voice is straining ♪ ♪ she says baby it's 3 am i must be lonely ♪ ♪ when she says baby well i can't help but be scared of it all sometimes ♪ ♪ says the rain's gonna wash away i believe it ♪ ♪ god help me i believe this. ♪ she believes that life is made up of all
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that she's used to ♪ ♪ and the clock on the wall has been stuck at three for days and days ♪ ♪ she thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway ♪ ♪ outside it starts raining ♪ ♪ she says baby it's 3 am i must be lonely ♪ ♪ when she says baby well i can't help but be scared of it all sometimes ♪ ♪ says the rain's gonna wash away i believe it ♪ it's 3 am i must be lonely ♪ ♪ when she says baby
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well i can't help but be scared of it all sometimes ♪ >> thank you. >> our concert is just getting started. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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matchbox twenty burst on the music scene. they sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. tomorrow they released their first album of all new music in 10 years. it's called north. matchbox twenty. good morning, guys. good to have you all here. >> thank you very much. >> rob, so good to have you back. we've missed you. what took the band so long to put a whole new album together
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for 10 years. >> we lost each other's phone numbers. >> i don't believe that. >> totally true. we were doing our own thing. i made a solo record, kyle was, producing and writing. >> whose idea was it to say, hey, let's get back together again? we still have great music together? >> it was always the plan. we had figured out we're going to do this, in sony record, we'll do this. we were in communication, never a big break for us. >> you rent add house in nashville where you collaborated. did it come together smoothly or some bumps in a road. >> nothing worth its salt doesn't have bumps in the road on the way to it. overall we knew the whole time we were headed towards something we were proud of. >> the name of the album is significant, north. what does that money? >> directional north, we as people trying to figure out who they are, which way they are
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headed. north seemed like an appropriate title. >> she's so mean, what does that mean? >> not about any of our lives. >> no wives. somebody we know perhaps? >> maybe. somebody everyone knows. >> okay. that tells me a lot. >> you're going to sing she's so mean now? >> we're excited about it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ she's an uptown, get around anything goes girl ♪ ♪ she's a hard core, candy store
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give me some more girl ♪ ♪ she'll make you take her to the club but then she leaves with her friends she likes to stay late at the party because the fun never ends and all her clothes are on the floor and all your records are scratched she's like a one-way ticket because you can't come back sayin' yeah, you want her but she's so mean. >> you'll never let her go why don't you let her go. >> yeah, you want her but she's so mean ♪ ♪ why don't you let her go? >> you know if you don't shut your mouth she'll freak out ♪ ♪ you better get yourself together because she's bringing you down now ♪ ♪ yeah boy you better ♪ you better ♪ cause she's an uptown, get around
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anything goes girl ♪ ♪ girl ♪ she's a hard core, candy store give me some more gl ♪ ♪irl ♪ she's got a wicked sense of humor can't believe what she says she drinks baccardi in the morning till she goes to her head. >> and all you want is just to hold her but she don't go for that ♪ ♪ she has a hard time coming back when she can't hit back ♪ ♪ saying yeah, you want her but she's so mean ♪ ♪ yeah you want her but she's so mean. >> why don't you let her go ♪ ♪ every now and then she makes you just a little bit crazy she'll turn the knife into your back and and then she's calling you baby ♪
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♪ crazy >> let me hear you, new york! ♪ she'll make you take her to the club but then she leaves with her friends she likes to stay late at the party. >> cause the fun never ends and all her clothes are on the floor and all your records are scratched she's like a one-way ticket cause you can't come back ♪ ♪ saying yeah you want her. >> but she's so mean you'll never let her go why don't you let her go? now you want her but she's so mean you'll never let her go why don't you let her go. >> yeah and you want her yeah you want her i know how you want her but she's so mean ♪
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♪ you'll never let her go why don't you let her go? ♪ ♪ >> we'll have more music from matchbox twenty in a moment. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> our crowd is enjoying the special labor day concert. give it up one more time for matchbox twenty. ♪ ♪
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♪ i believe the world is burning to the ground ♪ ♪ oh, well i guess we're gonna find out ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ i believe it all is coming to an end ♪ ♪ oh, well i guess we're gonna pretend ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ i think it turned 10:00 but i don't really know and i can't remember caring for an hour or so ♪ ♪ started crying and i couldn't stop myself i started running but there's nowhere to run to ♪ ♪ i sat down on the street took a look at myself said, "where you going man? you know the world ♪ ♪ is headed for hell say your good-byes if you've got someone you can say good-bye to ♪ ♪ i believe the world is burning to the ground ♪ ♪ oh, well i guess we're gonna find out ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪
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♪ i believe it all is coming to an end ♪ ♪ oh, well i guess we're gonna pretend ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ it's gone, gone baby it's all gone there's no one on the corner and there's no one at home ♪ ♪ well, it was cool, cool it was just all cool now, it's over for me and it's over for you ♪ ♪ it's gone, gone baby it's all gone there's no one on the corner and there's no one at home ♪ ♪ well, it was cool, cool it was just all cool now, it's over for me and it's over for you ♪ ♪ i believe the world is burning to the ground ♪ ♪ oh, well i guess we're gonna find out ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far
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we've come ♪ ♪ i believe it all is coming to an end ♪ ♪ oh, well i guess we're gonna pretend ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come let's see how far we've come ♪ ♪ let's see how far we've come ♪ >> thank you! >> matchbox twenty. they will be back with one more song a little bit later. but first your local news. ♪
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this is a news 4 news break. >> good morning. it's 8:56 on monday, september 3rd. michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today a day before the democratic national convention begins. she's scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention and she's expected to speak wednesday at the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend a luncheon that honors elected officials that honors elected officials gay, lesbi
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from now until early afternoon will be the driest part of your day. veronica johnson here. your temperature is 79 degrees now with calm winds throughout the area. we have lingering showers around clarksville and stony run and more coming through around stafford county down to the south. fredericksburg getting wet. 80 to 84 degrees your high temperature today with rain heavy at times as we're expecting some afternoon thunderstorms. 83 is the high today, 85 to 86 tuesday and wednesday. richard. >> all right, ver
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back now with more of "today" this monday morning september 3rd, 2012. a happy labor day to you all. rockefeller plaza celebrating the end of summer with the reunited matchbox twenty. ght now they are scanning the crowd to find their favorite fan sign. hold those signs up. you can get a special meet and greet. whoever has the best sign. meanwhile matchbox twenty back with one more song. >> i wish i had made a sign. >> i think you'll get to meet
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them. >> actress and trainer joining us to get kids playing tennis to be more active. an absolutely fabulous idea. a remarkable young girl who experienced the term bullying to make sure it doesn't happen to kids. >> good message there. switching gears, are you living in one of the most expensive places in the country. for a list of the most expensive and least expensive cities in america has been released. we'll tell you where you might want to be living. >> tamron hall at the news desk. >> reporter: good morning. thousands of people in southern california have been forced to come up with other holiday plans after they were burned out of a popular campground, angeles national forest. a car fire sunday sparked a blaze that spread to more than 3600 acres. about 300 firefighters backed by helicopters and air tankers have been able to contain only just
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5% of that wildfire. many people across the los angeles area were jolted awake by an early morning earthquake today. the 3.2 quake centered in beverly hills and shook much of the west side of los angeles a quake of that magnitude does not cause structural damage. there have been no reports of any so far. high water and no power making life miserable for hundreds of thousands in louisiana dealing with the aftermath of hurricane isaac. nearly 3,000 people remain in shelters. as much as 5 feet of water covers parts of plaquemines parish. president obama will visit southern louisiana today. the president will make a case for re-election in the key swing state of ohio where he will speak to auto workers. republican candidate mitt romney will be off the campaign trail for a few days as he prepares for next month's debates. an amazing accident caught on tape. a monster truck veered out of
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control in the race in oregon. it happened saturday. three spectators are hurt. none of the injuries were life threatening. check out this in the minor league, scranton. the red sox. bananas. with the bases loaded. he tracks the shot to the wall. makes the case, flips into the bull pen robbing the yankees of a grand slam. that is awesome. let's get a look at the top movies at the weekend box office. the fright flick "the possession" scared up a number one spot opening in second place bootlegging drama "lawless" "the expendables 2" fell to number three after two weekends as the top draw at the theater paragraph actor russell crowe back on dry land. crow and a friend had to be
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rescued by the coast guard after losing their way kayaking off long island, new york. he tweeted, his thanks to the coast guard for guiding him to safety. randy jackson is reportedly leaving the judge's table at "american idol" after 11 seasons. tmz says jackson, the only remaining original judge on that show will transition into a mentor role when the show returns. so far only one judge has been confirmed for season 12, grammy win are mariah carey, penned her deal after steven tyler and jennifer lopez left. power eater chestnut scarfed down 191 chicken wings in 20 minutes. they count that that beat the old record of 183 wings that was set just last year. earlier this year chestnut won his sixth straight hot dog eating contest. of course that happened at coney
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island. let's check in with steph for the weather. >> i was looking at the hat. >> so many things to discuss in that? >> let's kbo to the weather. your fans. favorite new song. old song? >> 3:00 a.m. >> these guys are mega fans. matchbox twenty was phenomenal music to come. we'll talk about leslie moving very slowly north-northwest at 8 miles per hour. does not look like it's going to make landfall in the u.s., though it is going to bring some waves to the east coast and the potential for rip current. bermuda could get hit from this as well. now here's a look at what's happening outside your door. >> we will watch leslie very closely the next couple of days, and watching, too, what's left of isaac because we have that tropical air over us. as it gets ready to push more moisture into us with a weather front around the area today. your temperatures, they'll be warm today. scooting upward not very much from where we are right now although 79 degrees, winds are
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light. you can see the showers down to our south. fredericksburg making their way north towards kwan co-up births turning 65. you guys enjoy matchbox. >> we love them. >> still rocking out at 65. i like it. >> me, too, stephanie. me, too. nearly one in three children in this country overweight or obese, u.s. tennis association is on a mission to get kids active. actress and mom kristen taylor is the official spokesperson and bob harper is a fitness trainer to the stars. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's so great you're both lending your voice to this because it's such an important message. tell me what the impact of tennis was in your life, kristen. >> i grew up a tennis fan. i grew up in pennsylvania. i went to the u.s. open as a little girl and just loved watching the players. so that inspired me to pick up a racket and take lessons and learn to play myself.
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it's just been a lifelong love for me. so i wanted to pass that along to my kids. it's fun. >> it's a great way, bob, to be fit, to be active and a great family game, too. right? >> i'm always looking for ways i can get a family working out together or playing together. tennis is perfect for that. just getting out there on the weekends, tossing the ball around. it's not about winning or losing, just about breaking a sweat for a little bit with the family. i love this. >> you kicked off a youth exhibition at the billy jean king tennis center this weekend. tell me about that and why are you both lending your voices to this? >> it was so much fun. out there. >> you've got style kristen. >> the kids were so good. >> a lot of spin going on there. they are amazing. the incredible about this 10 and under tennis initiative is that the courts, unlike when i was a kid growing up, are now right sized for their age groups.
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it's bachkly splitting the court in half playing the other way, lower net, lighter balls, smaller rackets and giving kids the confidence to pick up a game they might not have picked up otherwise. it's terrific. >> that really is the key, confidence. not about competition but giving them the right skills and giving them something fun to do to stay active. >> absolutely. i'm sure tennis can be intimidating to a kid that's never played before. the kout is big, the racket is big. now all of a sudden they have scaled it down. balls are bigger, tennis rackets smaller. >> it's great. two versions. these are for little, eight and under, ten and under and gradually move to the actual racket and right-sized court. >> you can find this message on >> bounce forward you are married to ben stiller. you mention your kids also get involved with tennis as well. is there a huge grand slam in your household? who wins? we saw you guys in dodgeball.
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>> we were talking a little about who is competitive, who is not. kids that aren't super competitive, they are just about having fun. they don't want to keep score or get timed. the husband of mine likes to keep score. he trained him in l.a. >> he's fantastic. >> a good player. >> competitive. >> not about young kids but basics for them at one of the schools from harlem. who do we have, marquis and jalen. come over and show them what we're going to do. >> keep those feet moving. they are just going to toss the ball. as long as they keep their feet moving.
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>> double ball. >> dodgeball. >> it's soft. >> bob, a lot of people have the misconception, they think tennis is an elite support, something expensive, unaffordable. how do you allow kids to get out there and avoid the cost and be able to do something after school like this? >> what's really great about this whole tennis system now, you can buy a tennis racket for less than $25. it is a lot more affordable. and also there's these free tennis for play around the country, tennis-free play. you don't have to pay for anything. >> all across the country you can look up places to get free tennis days to just try it, see if you even enjoy it. >> bottom line making it affordable and having an outlet for families to get together on the weekends and play around and get exercise. >> this is how they get started, graduate to the rackets. soer moves. good job. we should mention they are with the national junior tennis and learning of harlem.
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great, kids, to have you here. thanks for being a part of this as well today. thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> right back after these messages. good one. he's got all the moves. these work, right? no. all right. mom! look what i found in the shed! no! no! no! ♪ ew! were you guys just making out in here? what? no! is it okay if i quit my job and start a blog? no. really? cold cuts from a package? yes. [ male announcer ] in a world filled with "no," it's nice to finally say "yes." new oscar mayer selects deli meat. the tastes you love and no artificial preservatives. it's yes food. a great clean doesn't have to take long. i'm done. are you thinking what i'm thinking?
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>> i know you're excited because our first lab is going to hall rockets. >> in preschool i had a lot of questions and a lot of people making fun of me about my hands. >> reporter: this 13-year-old knows she was different, born with what's commonly known as lobster claw syndrome, a genetic condition where hands, teeth, and toes don't form properly. >> sometimes i would have such a bad day, i would come home and cry. it was just too much for me to really take. >> reporter: but instead of giving into the teasing, she did something about it. >> so welcome to first grade. >> thank you. hi, everybody. >> reporter: every since first grade she has been speaking to school children about her children. >> any difference can be worrisome to a child, especially when meeting new people. >> trying to spread her anti-bullying message. >> i have some physical differences with my hands and my feet. >> she recently spoke to eighth
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graders at her school in orlando. >> i've been bullied a lot. i know what it's like to be on that side of the fence. for me since i have a voice now, i can go out there and tell everyone not to bully people. that people that are different are just the same on the inside. >> izzie wrote a book about a little boy named nathan on the first day of school and what it's like to feel different. >> i think if it's in schools and kids read this book, they will -- through nathan, they will see nathan is like all kids and they shouldn't make fun of anyone. >> reporter: even her doctor is impressed with how she handles herself. >> i've seen her many, many years. she's never really said she couldn't do anything. she wants to play soccer, she plays soccer. it's not what you see on the outside but what's on the inside. >> maybe others might stop and
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think, what if i was in those shoes and think about it from those terms to help stop not just the obvious bullying we've all come to associate but some of the silent messages that are sent at school that make people feel excluded. >> reporter: izzie hopes her message will make all kids feel good about themselves. >> first want to go out and teach everyone not to make fun of people because that's just wrong. when people see me, i really want them to see me as someone who is different but that is making a difference. >> reporter: for today, mark potter, nbc news, miami. >> still ahead, are you living in the most expensive city in the country? a new survey may have your hometown on that list right after this.
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back now with a look at the most and least expensive to live in the united states. the council for economic research ranked 300 cities coast-to-coast. i was not surprised to see honolulu on this list of number three. >> number three, that's right. they based these numbers on the cost of consumer services from grocery items to housing, health care, transportation. san francisco also on the list at number four. not surprising considering housing is scares there. >> look at that. >> san jose not far behind. but number one on the list, manhattan. i don't think that's a surprise
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to anyone. what's interesting how they break out the boroughs, brooklyn, queens in the top ten. >> it's been like this for a while and people keeping moving here in tiny apartments for $5 million. >> no escape anywhere in new york you go. >> least expensive place to live, harlyn again, texas, comes in as least expensive, memphis, tennessee, mcallen, texas, a lot of texas towns. >> that's all in the south which you're seeing a lot of businesses move, especially to atlanta, for example, which isn't on the list, but texas, my home state temple, texas, not far from where i was born didn't make the list. population 200. i am related to all of them. >> the halls. >> stories, that's the place to go. ahead, how to add spice
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tower labor day barbecue. >> and one more song from matchbox twenty. >> rob thomas, what pipes. after your local news and weather. ♪ we're gonna have, we're gonna have ♪ ♪ we're gonna have a good day [ female announcer ] wouldn't it be nice if we focused less on the number and more on how the fit makes us feel? ♪ and all my ladies got pride today ♪ take the special k challenge™. drop a jean size in two weeks and slip into size sassy. so many delicious ways to get started at what will you gain when you lose?™
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this is a news 4 news break. good morning. it's 9:26 on this monday, september 3rd. people in a flood-plagued second of northwest d.c. are spending their labor day cleaning up. the neighborhood flooded again last night. the rising water trapped a man in his car on rhode island avenue. we'll find out when
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it's going to be one of those days again like yesterday. we could see downpours in areas. we've had some showers around the area this morning. there's those low clouds still hanging this morning. 79 is the current temperature at reagan national airport. the winds are very light, so with that high humidity that's going to be sticking around, not going to have much helping us out today. a lot of tropical air over us. we have tropical downpours.
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♪ ♪ >> that's pop sensation demi lovato. the actress is riding high after a difficult time in her life. speaking of music, matchbox twenty put on a wonderful concert on the plaza. we have one more song. >> big daddy is in the house with tasty recipes you still
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have time to make, including a recipe for something he calls the inside out burger. sometimes i wish our show was smellavision. >> can you hear my stomach growl. whether we like it or not, today is the unofficial end of summer. you don't have to run out and buy a brand-new wardrobe. coming up how to transition your pieces. >> first a final check of the weather from stephanie abrams, a loot labor day. >> it's looking a little hot. a little too hot. we're 90s spreading up through the plains, so scarfs not needed today but soon enough in the plains we'll talk about blizzard conditions i'm sure. along the east coast we have rain and it will continue to push east. will it affect you. find out what's happening outside your door. >> pack that umbrella and rain gear for today. the driest part of the day. you can see the clouds hanging low. not a great deal of sunshine
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either coming your way. mostly cloudy sky, 79 is where we are right now. we'll see a high today of 84, and you can see some of the showers sliding through this morning. we have a better threat of rain for the afternoon, especially after about noontime to 1:00. some of that rain could be heavy at times in a few neighborhoods. >> hold up on the boots just yet. >> okay. we'll start planning for the wardrobe switch. coming up next on "today's" style how to stretch your summer wardrobe into fall right after this. d? [ man ] what can you smell? [ inhales deeply ] a lot of flowers. it's on the zingy side of floral. potpourri factory, maybe. you can take off your blindfolds now. oh my gosh. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] success. victory over odors, for good, both here and in your home. febreze. breathe happy.
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this morning on "today's" style, transforming your summer style into the fall season. summer may be coming to an official end but that does not mean you have to pack up your entire wardrobe. lucky magazine's contributing style editor, lorie, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. >> the unofficial end, the official end later. we'll deal with that point when we reach it. nonetheless, make simple ideas to get our wardrobe transitioning. >> you don't have to pack up everything, maybe the flip-flop. get more out of summer trends. >> let's start with the first trend, shorts, a huge trend as always in the center. kristin ark, showing her shorts as she rocked them over the summer. what do we do now? >> get rid of the tank top, add something to the legs for
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warmth. see christina. >> cute. >> shorts under $30. what gives them that mark of longevity is they are made of a thicker material and have pleating. you could dress them up. we added polka dot chambray shirt from old navy, threw a cardigan over it. these shorts are so great because they are a neutral color. a great thing to look out for. tights. tights can give anything more wearability. >> those are textured which i love. >> cute little ankle boot, the shoe of the season. everything under $100. >> christina, you look fabulous. i love that. thank you very much. hot friend, everyone trying to wear this in the summer. look at the photograph how joan rocked this look. she looks cute there. >> more of a summer work look for joan. see her come out in the fall
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look. peplin, a lot of women wear off. look for something with that little flounce. the turtleneck is the staple of the fall. >> i always think turtlenecks make you look like a bobblehead. they have replaced layering piece. it's splend it. let's the peplum work harder for her. a lot of people think throwing a cardigan is the way to go. layer giving the turtleneck underneath. a great pair of pants and hot pink shoes for a little bit of fun. >> i love that, and i love the layering of the turtleneck with the top. >> not that difficult to do. >> the turtleneck is becoming the layering piece with suiting. >> joan, you look so sleek. go to the high-lo trend. carrie wore this summer. >> seen this, otherwise known as
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the mullet skirt, party in the front, business in the back. now we can see she's transitioned it into fall. here comes carrie. what we did again with the cardigan, another color of the season, burgundy, ox blood. this is from banana republic under $60. the skirt itself from lulu, $35. it does have that shortness in the front. the way you play it down in the fall with tights. those are fleece lined from bare necessity. prethis look warm. >> a scarf from hat attack. keep that fall look coming. you want things textured and warm and feeling very fireside. it channels that equestrian vibe, which is huge for fall. >> i'll remember that. the layering makes it a richer look, so chic. >> thank you so much. i know you're hot in that outfit. that's for later. up next, the neon look. sharon got in on the fun with those neon pants.
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can't miss them. how do you keep them going in the fall. >> this is such a huge trend. sharon, come on out. this is what's hard to remember. you think it's the hardest one to pull off. pick the right color combination. you want to mitigate that summery brightness by pairing it with something that tones it down a little bit. that we did with a gray sweater, zips up, another scarf, knit. keep things very textured. you want to channel that fall vibe with things that feel warm and cozy. again, it's all about the ankle boot. hsn, the fall shoe of the season. everything under $100. she looks fantastic. keep that neon to one piece and it will keep you all the way through to the end of the year. >> come out. impressive before and after. cozy, even though i'm not ready for chilly weather, i'm ready to steal ideas. >> thank you, ladies. up next big daddy spices up
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this morning on labor day kitchen, "today's" barbecue. a lot of people throwing end of summer parties, chef and star of big daddy's house from the food network is here to offer flair to your festivities. good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> i can hear the sizzling. we'll get to that in a minute but we'll start with your
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favorite grilled eggplant. >> grilled cheese, eggplant. it's simple to do a lot of people don't know what to do with eggplant. they are stuck. do i make stew, rattouie with it. >> add oil. do this the day ahead, marinade with salt and pepper, oil. i like to grill them the day ahead. >> how hot? >> very hot, 425, 450 because you want nice grill marks. that's the presentation part of it. >> how long? >> two minutes each side. cut them kind of thick so they can hold up to the heat and won't wilt. >> this is the filling. >> my mother didn't like goat cheese until i made this here.
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goat cheese, heavy cream and dried cherries, you can use cranberries, blueberries, but i like cherries. you want to soften the goat choose so it has firmness. as we roll these, go in the oven two or three minutes. just so you know how easy to roll, take filler on the end. >> it's like pig in a blanket except goat cheese. >> exactly. you got it. in the oven, 375. you can put this out in the beginning of the barbecue. everyone loves it. i like to top with chives, white balsamic vinegar. this really brings it out. >> a great starter. >> a little olive oil. you can put a couple pieces
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baguette bread, forks. put out plates, a couple of forks. you hear the sizzle? >> yes. >> go back. >> i didn't know snoop was on it. >> i've got mushrooms. use portabellos. you smell these. i cook it in bacon fat. cook the bacon ahead of time, put my mushrooms in there. now add bacon that's choked, cubed swiss cheese. you want it big. this the inside out burger. all this normally on top. we're going to put it inside. >> the inside out is what? what is inside out burger? >> normally a bacon swiss mushroom burger on the outside. we're going to put it inside, seal like like an envelope, put it in the frying pan. what? labor day got hooked up today. >> how many calories are we talking about here?
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>> we'll talk about that tomorrow. that's a tomorrow conversation. >> i got it. how long here on the skillet. >> just want to mix this up, mushrooms cooled down. take these patties. took an eight ounce ball, flattened it out. some filler right in the middle just like that. take the other patty on the top. pinch it closed and add it right to this pan. i like to do it by itself. pepperoni, sausage, pizza sauce, whatever floats your boat. i like the much room and swiss. >> how long? >> four minutes each side, nice medium rare. on top of the grill. >> cheese will met inside. >> this ain't no show. this is the real deal. add a little lettuce, tomatoes, call it a day. at the end, mangos, pineapple, grill them, jalapenos. i like to freeze a little fresh
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lime juice on top of the fruit like that. we've got acid everywhere. everything you find in the garden. >> how many calories in that. >> pretty light, baby. do this at the end so you don't feel guilty. >> okay. this is breakfast for us today. >> definitely breakfast. >> fabulous. >> back to you. >> thank you so much. happy labor day. >> happy labor day to you. eat good now. >> when we come back, one more song from matchbox twenty. first this is "today."
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this is news a 4 news break. good morning. it's 9:57 on monday, september 3rd. you need to keep an eye on your speedometer when you drive through the district now. the grace period is over for drivers caught by the 11 recently installed speed cameras in d.c. tickets are $75 and $250 depending on how fast you're going. the speed cameras have generated more than $66 million for the city just this year aalone, but police say the cameras are more about keeping the roads safe.
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veronica johnson has a look at the forecast. >> it's a little wet outside and certainly very uncomfortable. look at the radar right now. we have showers moving through from howard county to anna run dell county. more into stafford county, showers around the area and a high up to 84 degrees today. we're going to have a higher threat of rain coming our way for the afternoon, so get outside now if you want to get something in, maybe the bike ride or having a little bit of fun. richard. >> thanks. don't forget to it tune into don't forget to it tune into news 4 today.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television it is rocking here on fun day monday,eptember 3, 2012. we hope you're enjoying this beautiful labor day weekend. how has yours been? >> terrific. i can't believe the end of summer is here. >> and you are wearing white. >> so there. >> in protest. >> is this the last day you're allowed to wear it allegedly? >> who are these people that say you can't wear it any more? >> is the deal you can't wear
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white white? >> i don't listen to those people, hoda. >> you wear what you want? >> i do, i do. it's a federal holiday observed on the first monday in september to honor workers, which is hopefully not enough of news this country, right? it's the symbolic end of summer. when i was growing up, people always went right back to school after. now kids are going like to school earlier. >> there is a new trend for those newlyweds. they take their traditional wedding photos and all that stuff. >> they are all so posed. i don't like the posed ones so much. >> that's another thing. how about these? this is going to freak you out or gross you out? these are called the day-after photos. couples are taking sexy photos of the day after their wedding, if you know what i'm saying. these are taken by a new jersey photographer. her name is michelle
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>> oh, my god, the pants down. look what's happening here. so this has been like an add-on package. now look what you do for $650, you get the wedding pictures and the day after. >> first of all, i don't want a stranger in my home taking pictures of me at a time like that. that's weird. i think it's bizarre. >> are they just for the couple or do you send them out? >> it's your christmas card. how do i know? these days, why not? >> and why do you need that picture to remember that, you know, you had sex on your wedding night? >> it just is excess. when do you quit? when do you start saying, all right, we had a beautiful wedding, when is it enough is the question? when are you going to be satisfied that something is a lovely memory and you have your pictures.
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i said something this morning to a reporter. i never said it before. it made, even for me, sense. there are people in this world who want to make things happen. and there are people in this world who want to let things happen. i just said, you know what? i want to be one of those people that lets things happen. >> that's good. >> when you make things happen you get false stuff. it's not real. you can write that one down. >> that is a very good one. >> i might have to put it in "scandalous." >> what is "scandalous?" oh, your broadway show. there is psychology behind everything. there is psychology behind the type of suitcase that you lug around. what does your suitcase say about you? when i'm watching the conveyer belt come around with all the suitcases, i don't usually pay attention, i'm looking for mine. if there is a crazy or insane bag. i want to look to see who is
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picking that one up. i am curious to see whose bag is that one. or the one with the duct tape all around it. i want to know. that's the classy person. >> they do say if you like zany-colored luggage, you're an attention seeker or you want to spot your luggage. >> i cannot tell you how many times frank has walked off with the wrong person's underwear, right? it's usually for a serious seasoned traveler. >> usually you tie a bow or something. >> i had the same luggage, and it was very expensive, but i bought it 30 years ago. >> you still have it? >> yep. it was expensive and it lasts. >> the people who carry on, only carry on. you stuff it in the overhead. >> hey, your tone. >> no. that's me. i carry on and i jam it -- my
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bag barely fits in the overhead, but you should watch me get it in there. >> i've seen you. >> i am like, no, no, no, this is going there. maybe you should take stuff out? oh, let me unzip and take a pile out and zip it. no. i can maneuver it. >> and you're never embarrassed. >> never. >> and you're never aware of fact you are taking so much freaking time to do that. >> i'm mindful. you can go, i'm going to have to put this up. go ahead. then i jam it and maneuver it. i can make it work. it's still inconvenient for others. >> but you don't care. >> do you pack last minute or are you one of those people if you're going on a big trip you start a day or two before? >> i plan. how about you? >> no. i jam it in. the thing i learned from our own show because i pay attention to some of the segments. when you wrap it up. >> you roll it. >> that saves so much space.
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>> and you don't have wrinkles after. >> i know. >> did you know there is a viral video how to ride a bike? >> a kid posted this on facebook or maybe her parents did. a woman named jackie. look at her kid. she can't make turns, oh, and boom. >> oh, my gosh! >> let me explain about what just happened. in this room, not on the video, the room. >> there are two kinds of people on the planet. people who enjoy this and watch and laugh hysterically and people who go, oh, my gosh. amanda and tammy are hysterically laughing. jerry is laughing. i was cringing. >> they are still laughing. that's good. the girl's crying. let's watch it again.
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careful, oh! look at lesley. this is sick. >> it keeps working. >> jim is laughing. >> now if antoine is laughing, i'm stunned. >> i don't ever laugh at those videos except one. >> the old lady on the escalator? hoda! >> i never laughed. she was clawing her way up the escalator. i don't know why that made me laugh. it was awful. >> because it wasn't your mother or grandmother. >> i know. anyway, i love that one. >> they asked kids what they want to be when they grow up and doctor is still the number one thing. number four, veterinarians. >> i can see where kids would like that. athletes is number three. teachers -- there are a bunch of them.
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performers if you look at all those again, those are all things kids have come in contact with. a teacher, a vet they love. >> they love animals. >> 39% of parents would not allow or discourage their kid or would discourage them from becoming a reality tv star. then we wouldn't have honey boo boo. >> i love honey boo boo. >> you were tweeting about her. >> i just did hashtag honey boo boo. >> we should have a honey boo boo moment. just randomly. just boom, there it is. >> and let it breathe. don't try to control honey boo boo, let her be who she is. >> if you thought mondays were your most miserable day of the week because it's the start of the week and you have a long week ahead. ♪ manic monday >> no, it's not. they say it's not just monday that you're miserable. it's also tuesday, wednesday and thursday. you're not happy until friday.
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does that mean people hate what they do for a living? is there a day of the week you hate? >> i don't like sunday nights. sunday afternoon/sunday nights because the weekend is over. >> you hate being with me the next day? >> just on monday. the other days are fine, usually. >> we have our fun day monday. we'll have our favorite things. i apologize in advance for the condition of these bags. it's been a couple of weeks since i went to that infamous kennedy wedding. while i was there, cass and i went to a salon called pini. it's a lovely man from israel. he is a fabulous hairdresser who does tom brady and a lot of different people. while getting our hair done, he serves us these candies. this is unbelievable. his son started this company. >> they are like skittles. >> it's called unreal candy.
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they try to recreate the best-selling candies without corn syrup, artificial colors, favors and preservativpreservat. they reduce the sugar by 40%. they are 40% less calories because of the sugar content. >> i had the peanut butter cups. they are amazing. >> prices range 89 cents to $1.29. it's called unreal candy. >> if you're looking for the most comfortable t-shirt, you guys, i love -- >> you wear this in the morning all the time. >> this is by a company called head rush. it's a little bit see-through. you can still wear a bra with it, but it looks cute. it cinches is. >> you're an egyptian goddess. >> they are pricey. they are 45 bucks. i washed this one. i've worn it.
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i wear it with jeans and converse. >> we are sick of it. >> what is it called? >> head rush. >> i love it. you look adorable. >> mine is an app for the iphone and ipad. i wanted to hold it up first because that is the icon. it's called flip board, a social magazine that aggregates everything from your news to facebook and twitter. it turns it into a personalized reading. each morning i come in i get the news, but i get to see what friends are posting, twitter. it's flip board and it's free. even kathie lee would love it. >> i would love that. >> this is delicious. >> happy for you. >> come get some candy. >> summer may be coming to an end, but there is something to look forward to. >> preslew of all the movies and tv shows coming to you this fall. just doing my job. just doing what needed to be done. that's how heroes talk.
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labor day is the unofficial start of fall which means sweaters and boots, fall foods and fall entertainment. >> here toe give you a sneak peek of all the shows you should be tuning into this weekend, "entertainment weekly" senior writer mr. tim stat. >> we love our tim. >> overall, it's a good season coming up? >> the fall is such a mix. it's award season starting, and
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you have the big movies because it's a holiday. >> "the twilight" series. we've been waiting for the next one. >> obviously, this is "breaking dawn, part two," the final installment of "twilight." >> thank you. >> i'm going to be neutral on this. it obviously has much more attention put on it because of rob and kristin breaking up. >> the irony is they never went public. >> they outed her relationship with the apology. >> will the press hurt or help? >> i think it will help. the fans will want to see these two bela and edward be together. >> the premiere is going to be interesting and all the press they have to do for it. >> awkward! hello, awkward and weird and
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they already are kind of awkward and weird. >> the daniel craig film. >> "sky fall." who knows what that means, who knows? but it's daniel craig. it's his third time. look, he's shirtless. his third time playing bond. we don't know what it's about. we don't know what sky fall means. it involves judi dench's character. >> judi dench and helen mirren, i am in. >> ralph feinnes is in this one. it's going to be crazy. >> let's talk about the next one. there is a film version of "les miz." >> i'm dying to see that. hugh jackman.
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>> request he's jean valjean. the musical has been around forever. anne hathaway is singing now as fantine. >> and they are singing live. >> it's tom hooper who directed "the king's speech." she lost a lot of weight for it. russell crowe is javier. helena bon carter. >> who is "master of the house?" >> sasha cohen. >> i'm asking for more, please. ♪ on my own >> let's move on. there is leo dicaprio teaming up with jamie foxx. >> it's kind of a spaghetti western. >> tongue and cheek. >> it's after the civil war.
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jamie foxx plays a free slave who goes after leo dicaprio who bought his wife. >> it's a comedy. >> it's a comedy. >> this is an oscar contender? >> quinton tarantino always is oscar-worthy. >> he has such interesting choices. he's so smart that way. >> tv. there is a show i saw advertised on another network called "nashville." that looks juicy. >> it's so good. i shouldn't say this, but it's on abc, wednesday at 10:00. a taylor swift up-and-comer. connie briton is the best. >> this r is this an "all about eve" kind of thing? >> it's about nashville, discovering new talent.
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it's shot on location. they do all original new music. >> it's a little like "smash" but it's more realistic. the singing comes out of natural reasons because they are performing. >> you mean they don't break into song in the middle of an interview? >> are they both actually singing in that? >> they are actually singing and they're good. >> connie is so talented. i love that lady. >> "the mindy project." >> she was on "the office" for years. this is her first series on her own. it's called "the mini project." she plays a brigitte jones ob-gyn. she is struggling with being single and her job and everything. it's very funny. it's like the new girl. it's centered around her. it's her first shot at being a
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star. >> on nbc, there is "the new normal." >> it's the first attempt at a half hour sitcom. a guy couple who decide to have a baby via surrogate. >> and ellen barkin? sparks will fly. >> exactly. barkin's barking. >> i'm a little nipsy russell. no one knows. >> i love him. google him. >> it's very funny, very sweet. it's about this guy couple, this single mom who come together. >> what do you hear that's coming to broadway, anything? >> i don't know. i'm hearing rumblings of something called "scandalous"
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maybe? >> you are such a bad friend, you know that? >> i hear wonderful things. i heard the producers are crazy. >> it's broadway, baby. thank you. we love our tim man. somebody out there is our lucky fan of the week. >> maybe, it could be you. >> and do i see my big willie over there? >> yes, you do. big willie's in the house. [ snoring ] ♪ [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] introducing zzzquil sleep-aid. [ snoring ] [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] because sleep is a beautiful thing. [ birds chirping ] introducing zzzquil, the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil. ♪ and there's juicy chicken
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it is time to announce our fan of the week. >> who is it? >> this week it is joseph crisalli from texas. he works from home as an author and historian and guarantees your pairing as hosts will go down in history as one of the best. few things move him to poety. morning brings two faces delightful, witty and charming delightful they offer bright smiles with a glass of fine wine. congratulations, joseph. we are sending you to ithaca. >> stop it. >> the new york finger lakes. you'll enjoy a three-night stay at la tourelle resort and spoke. >> ithaca. >> that is gorgeous. thank you so much. >> thank you.
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♪ >> we are back on this fun day monday, labor day. the other view when we get a guy's perspective on what they are really thinking. >> to answer your burning questions, our friend and hotty, big willie geist. co-host of "morning joe" on msnbc. >> every time i come it gets more egregious with you. last time you were that close. i love it. i'm not complaining. >> it's what happens. he'll start sweating in a minute. >> first question from jody. i've been seeing a guy for three weeks now. when should i ask him how he feels about me, am i his friend
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or girlfriend? >> it's a scary conversation for a guy. first things first, if seeing the guy means what i think it means, you're not friends and you'll never be friends. you cross the rubicon. >> do you lose respect for us when we are too easy too early? >> i don't think you lose respect but shaves the way you view long-term prospect. maybe this isn't who i will spend the rest of my life. with it doesn't mean it can't become that. >> how many days where you don't feel that way about the girl, it might be the right time and be a long-term prospect. >> you mean to see the person? i like to wait till the first date. but i was raised a different way. i don't think there is any harm having fun on that first date. >> okay. let's go to sara again. >> next up is laurie. i've been single six years. i recently joined a dating site.
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what needs to be on the profile for you to want to actually meet me? >> i have to confess, i've never been on a dating site. i met my wife when i was 11 years old, before the internet was invented or running water, for that matter. honesty is good. a lot of people put that photograph up that looks nothing like them. >> they put up raquel welch in "2 million years b.c." and dr. ruth shows up. >> the guy is going out the back door. >> not that dr. ruth isn't adorable, but don't lie about it. >> be honest about your life. put it out there it's better to do it there. maybe you find someone going through the same things and wants to be with you. >> a lot of people on those sites tell you you have to do a close-up picture and wear something sexy what would you want the person wearing in a photo? >> i want it to look good. not a cocktail dress. you're trying too hard. something that looks casual. blow out the hair some?
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what do do you? >> we blow out the hair. >> don't overshare. i don't want to know that you love "harry potter" books. too much. depressing. >> lindsey, i'm trying to diet. my husband is not. he doesn't need to. how do i get him onboard to kick his unhealthy habits. he thinks he can have soda pop, snack cakes, but it's harder for me. >> age and gravity will dictate that. he'll get fat and that's good for you because he'll go on a diet. but also find a diet, if you want him to participate, one that is palatable to him. my wife was doing a cleanse once. i won't name the place. i did it for three days and i almost jumped off the brooklyn bridge. i couldn't take it. it was asparagus juice and these horrible inventive plants no one ever heard. get him a diet with chicken and
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vegetables. >> then let him have a little snack once in a while. >> careful. >> that's not even an innuendo. this is sexual harassment. >> it made the upper lip glisten. >> that's it? >> we can only take so much big willie. >> wow. >> jewelry, shoes and belts, accessories for fall. [ male announcer ] most people tend to think more about how they brush than what they brush with. until they see this.
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the shoes and the jewelry and the belts. >> we'll start with the shoes. we've seen this before in different incarnations. >> certainly the pointy toes, stiletto-style heels, we are seeing it now in bold colors. like the cap toe, metallics, the shoe boot coming back again. >> with an open toe. >> feels strange to me. it looks weird. got to be honest. >> it's versatile. you can wear these with tight for a modern interpretation. you've got a two-tone version here. patent leather great for rainy days. men's wear styled flats. style these with feminine looks. >> and we'll show you how to wear these correctly. sometimes we wear them with the wrong things. >> lots of statement jewelry happening here. we have night iterations of chain link necklaces and multistrands. you can mix metals here.
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it looks great. colorful gemstone jewelry, which is very regal. we've been talking about regal things lately. and we've got great color. great for the little black dress or dressing up a t-shirt and jeans. >> i like these cuffs, too. >> this is a fund trend. this is the wonder woman effect. you wear one on each arm and you don't need to wear any other accessories. it's a powerful elegant statement. >> i've done it on occasion, but i was alone at the time. >> and the belts, we are seeing a lot of skinny, but in great colors, lots of hardware. we also have the snake skin, crocodile skin, opting for the faux option here. you can incorporate color, as well. >> show us how to wear these pointy toe shoes correctly like our first model. >> aileen is wearing this grade red jacket with these levi jeans. we've got her in the pointy toe heels.
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the pointy tow heels has a capped toe which makes the look fashion forward. we've got her in the double cuffs, as well. nothing too big. it's a nice statement and fresh way to wear the cuffs. >> that casual chanel look. >> the bag is great. the jacket is under $100. >> here are the flats. >> we've got her in great, very feminine floral high capri pants. we could have put her in great heels, but we put her in some flats. it looks great. and we put her in gemstone jewelry to play off the floral print of the pants. >> and our final model. the shoe boots. >> here's jane jetson. >> we've got her in the skinny belt. this is a great sheath dress. we've got the skinny belt, a chain link necklace. it's more subdued than the other options.
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it's time for madelyn's food fight. from bagels and muffins to egg and yogurts, there are lots of food we love to grab first thing in the morning. >> but do we know what's in them? >> no. >> madelyn is going to test our knowledge. >> and make fools of us once again. >> who doesn't love breakfast. let's start with cereal.
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let's begin with four of the top-selling cereals in america. which one has the lowest amount of added sugar? listen carefully. frosted flakes, honey nut cheerios, honey bunches of oats or cinnamon toast crunch. >> has the most sugar? >> the least. it's not honey nut cheerios. >> it is frosted flakes. >> no. it is honey bunches of oats. just 6 grams, that's 1 1/2 teaspoons. >> i'm sorry, it was facing the other direction. >> it was too hard to see. >> how about fruit? >> okay. i love fruit. >> many of us eat it plain or on top of cereal. we have three different fruits. which one of these per serving has the most fiber? one cup of blackberries, medium banana or 1/2 cup of raisins. >> that's you.
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>> the blackberries. >> you're right. >> that's almost half your fiber. >> i was going to say blackberries. >> they're all good. you told us they are the best things. >> do bananas make you constipated? >> they do bind you up a little bit. >> thank you for telling me that. >> having a problem? >> no. just don't eat those. >> we'll pay a visit to dunkin' donuts. which one has the lowest number of calories? is it a frosted donut? is it a cinnamon raisin bagel or a low-flat blueberry muffin. >> i know exactly what it is. it is the donut. >> it's the donut at 270. >> how do you know that? >> it's a low-fat muffin at 410. >> muffins are like eating a chunk of cake. bagels are full of calories. >> everybody is trying to eat protein for breakfast. >> not everybody. >> if you're looking for protein
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for breakfast, which is the best way to get the most of it? is it going to be in two hard-boiled eggs, a cup of greek yogurt or fortified cereal? >> i may be wrong but i love the two eggs for protein. >> i'm going with the yogurt. >> it's got twice as much as both of these. you can finish up strong now. bacon three ways. we have regular bacon made from pork, turkey bacon and canadian bacon. which one of these has the lowest amount of fat? >> it would be turkey bacon. >> no, it's not. regular bacon. >> how could you get this wrong? it's canadian bacon. it is lean. just two grams of fat. the fat with turkey bacon and regular bacon are about the same. >> what if you cook it and dab it with a paper towel?
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>> that helps, too. good idea. >> i don't eat any of this stuff. >> one more. two quick ones. hush puppies are a southern favorite. does this serving of hush puppies have more or less than 350 calories? >> way more. >> way less. >> exactly. 50 in one little ball. tiebreaker. pancakes and syrup. always a favorite. does this plate with 1/2 cup of syrup and pat of butter, more or less than 650 calories? >> i say less. >> no. it has more. it has 700. >> what did i win? >> what do you do with this pan? >> this pan has been used. it's from the kitchen. look, it has eggs on it. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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if p you're throwing a labor day party, chances are there are going to be a few accidents around the house, whether it's mustard on the shirt or grease stain on the couch, no house is accident proof. >> here is the accidental housewife and featured columnist for "parent and child." she is julie edelman but we call her edel-woman. >> i am so proud. don't let it dry. if it does, any stain you're
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going to see here today. mustard and ketchup are the biggest ones. all these are simple and less than a few pennies to clean. i'm going to use hand sanitizer because it has alcohol and it also has glycerine. >> here is where the blotting starts. >> don't forget you always want to put something underneath. >> how many times have we see edel-woman tell us that. >> ketchup is another thing. you want to remove the stain. >> stop inviting these people over. >> or go to their house and not care. >> lemon juice is like a
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bleaching agent. put it directly on. some people put it in a bowl, but why bother? then use the rind to get the stain out. >> but you're not blotting. >> this is different. >> look at that. that's great. >> what if your shirt is not right, will the lemon ruin the color? >> good question. you want to pretest an area that is inconspicuous. for corn on the cob, it's the oil when it plops on you that makes the stain. put powder on as i've done here. and use shaving cream. shaving cream is just compress ed goop. you can shave, use your razor.
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these are all pretreaters. i know you're going to do all these. iced tea is a tanin stain which means it has dye in it. i make a paste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. make a little paste like this. put that on, leave it. you can see the stain there. this has been on for about 30 minutes. look at that. >> one of your favorites, sangria. tooth paste and hydrogen peroxide again. put a little on which i've done here. use a toothbrush. this had a major stain on it. look at that. there is nothing left here. >> will you leave the rest of it? >> i don't have time. >> lastly, the cushions. in case it didn't make it. i love this stuff.
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it's called nell's napa soap. under $1 for the whole bar. let's say we spill. you blot off what you can. water. then rub this stuff in. it lifts it right out. >> that's great. >> thank you, julie. >> come back and see us tomorrow. jamie lee curtis stopping by. >> love her. and all the latest buzz from hollywood. have an awesome labor day. -- captions by vitac --
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